Dec. 12, 2015

9:00 am

National Harbor
165 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland

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Rummage up the Ugliest Sweater you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the Merriest 5K of the year. Join thousands of runners, walkers and prancers from around the nation as The Ugly Sweater Run tours North America. If you’ve never participated in a 5K, this is a perfect way to burn some calories, have some fun and immediately replace those calories with a warm hot chocolate and a Samuel Adams beverage. All you have to do is register!

The run is approximately 3.1 miles, through city streets and scenic parks. The start line includes massive inflatables, photo stations, games and the most cheerful holiday music. Once on course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. Ditch the traditional water or Gatorade as good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate will be stationed on course as refreshment.

Once you’ve completed the merriest run of your life, join us for some post-event festivities. We have everything your five-year old self could want with a few perks of adulthood. Take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy, and celebrate your sweater filled day with a Samuel Adams beverage and other holiday goodies. Awards for Best Ugly Sweater, Best Kids Sweater, Best Pet Attire and Best Real/Fake Mustache/Beard will be handed out. Register now and join us for a truly unforgettable tradition!


We suggest arriving in the ugliest of ugly sweater you can find, hand in hand with your best friends. Other than that, no official rules apply, its a free for all of fun!

Must bring ID to receive adult beverage. That’s a given.

$25 Early Registration
$30 starting Jul. 28, 2015
$35 starting Aug. 24, 2015
$40 starting Sep. 21, 2015
$50 day of registration, if available. (So sign up early!)

Does it get any better than this? Why yes, it does! Each Ugly Sweater participant receives a custom collectable knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, and a Samuel Adams beverage (if you’re of age of course!). All included with your entry to what my grandmother has dubbed “The best and only reason I would let you take my christmas sweater from the basement.”

Date: Dec. 11, 2015

Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Location: Sports Authority | 3701 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Alexandria VA 22305

Event Day Packet Pick-Up: 7:00am-9:00am
*There will be a limited amount of packets on race day, so please arrive early. We encourage all participants to pick up their packets the day before the race.

No parking fee

The Ugly Sweater Run-Washington DC Event Guide
Saturday cannot come soon enough! We can’t wait to see you in your hideous sweater glory! If you need an answer and don’t see it here please don’t hesitate to email us at

Date & Venue
December 12, 2015 @ 9 AM
National Harbor
165 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745


Parking will be on the Harbor lots and is free!

Packet Pickup

December 11, 2015
11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sports Authority
3701 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22305

Click HERE for a $10 off coupon at Sports Authority!

You may pickup your friends race kits! You will need to make sure to bring a copy of their registration.

*Please note that we will be having Packet Pickup on race day but strongly encourage you to come the day before so you can avoid long lines-you’ll have enough of those this holiday season!


After you’re done over at the Ugly Sweater Run and Post Party head over to one of our Post Race Parties!

Public House 199 Fleet St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 11-2 $2 SA Drafts

Harringtons Pub 177 Fleet St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 11-2 $2 SA Drafts


What to bring
-Government issued ID
-Cash for concessions, parking and other merchandise.
-A copy of your registration. You may print or show an electronic copy!
-Spectators are welcome

Please note: Participation is subject to the waiver and release on the back of the bib.


Charity Partner

The Ugly Sweater Run has partnered with Save the Children, a child advocacy nonprofit that gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm in the US and around the world. Make sure to select their registration type when you register, so that together we can help transform children’s lives and the future we all share.

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